‘Against the Wind’ by J. Don George


From the latest issue of Enrichment comes this excerpt of J. Don George’s new book, Against the Wind: Jesus came to seek and save the lost. He didn’t leave the world in its status quo. He stepped out of heaven to make a difference. It cost Him dearly. Are the people in our communities worth the price we have to pay to reach out to them? We must overcome old, suspicious, stiff, self-absorbed, lethargic ways. Many pastors see a few black or Hispanic faces in their congregations on Sunday and assume they are reaching these cultures. They may be doing … Continue reading ‘Against the Wind’ by J. Don George

Pastor Choco: Are You a Cheese-Sandwich Carrier or a Giant Slayer?


Great sermon from Pastor Wilfredo “Choco” de Jesus at Monday night’s Influence Conference, just prior to the 55th General Council. He preached about David and asked, memorably, whether God called you to be a cheese-sandwich carrier or a giant slayer. Continue reading Pastor Choco: Are You a Cheese-Sandwich Carrier or a Giant Slayer?

Robert Madu on Jesus, Grace, and Truth


This week, I’m going to post highlights from the 55th General Council of the Assemblies of God, which met last  week in Orlando, Florida. GC13 kicked off with the Influence Conference, which featured four speakers. The first was Robert Madu. he preached a great message on how Jesus fully, even if paradoxically, combines within  himself the virtues of grace and truth. His texts were John 1:14, 17; and 8:1-11. Continue reading Robert Madu on Jesus, Grace, and Truth

Believing God for Greater Things


The fall 2013 issue of Enrichment is now available online. My opening editorial is below. The founders of the Assemblies of God were audacious people. At the 2nd General Council in 1914, at the Stone Church in Chicago, they committed themselves and the Movement to Him “for the greatest evangelism the world has ever seen.” That was big talk coming from a few hundred people with limited resources, education, and opportunities. Ninety-nine years later, the Assemblies of God worldwide is no longer a few hundred people but approximately 65 million strong. We are part of an uncoordinated revival — uncoordinated by … Continue reading Believing God for Greater Things